The LifePoint Experience
LifePoint Church started meeting at Mechanicsville Elementary School in 1987. There were about 25 people in attendance with a clear vision to grow. Under the leadership of a faithful group of elders and the senior pastor, Joe Duke, the church did just that, it grew. From Mechanicsville the church moved to Liberty High School, Westminster High School and Century High School, over a span of 20 years.
In 1999, the leadership of then Carroll Community Church decided to purchase land and make plans to build a permanent building. By September of 2004, phase one of the site was complete and the youth, offices and administration building, called the Ministry Center, was opened. Phase 2, construction of a worship center, began right after phase one, and was finished in the fall of 2006. The campus now includes the Ministry Center, Worship Center, and a hiking trail, all located on a 70 acre tract.
Before leaving Century High School, the leadership decided to lead the church in a name change to LifePoint Church, to facilitate new opportunities for growth, and make others aware of our new location in Baltimore County.
On November 12, 2006, we held our first service in our present worship center. Since then we have added Saturday evening services and watched our average weekend attendance grow to over 2000.
Our Vision & Mission
From its earliest days LifePoint Church has chosen a style of ministry that seeks to present the truth of Christ in genuine and meaningful ways. Typically, churches have gained a reputation for being boring and out-of-touch with real life. We're working to change that by presenting a life-changing message through the Holy Spirit's power in ways that people can relate to.
If you dig a little deeper you'll find that not only is our church built on an authentic, contemporary and relevant approach to ministry, but also on a foundation that represents the very heartbeat of God. It's our desire to pour our energies into what Jesus says really counts in life: Loving God and Loving People.
The first of all the commandments is found in Mark 12:29-31
Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
To build a family of believers who bring pleasure to God as we love Him completely, love each other unselfishly, and reach out with Christ's love to the world.
Influencing people to find and follow Jesus.
You can gain a clearer understanding of what we stand for by examining the values we hold to be important.
• We value life change through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the authority of the Bible.
• We value loving relationships within our church family.
• We value lost people who are in need of God's free gift of salvation.
• We value ministry done with C.A.R.E. (Creativity, Authenticity, Relevance, Excellence).
• We value the praise and adoration of God through worship.
• We value servant-leadership.
• We value the involvement of every Spirit-gifted believer in the work of the ministry.